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i like to think that i’m not really a “girly girl”–i’m not afraid of bugs or frogs or snakes or mud or guts. i hate the color pink and avoid wearing pastels, flower patterns, ruffles, bows and anything else that strikes me as stereotypically “girly.” but i turn into a shrieking lump of quivering sissy-ness if i get near a spider bigger than an inch or two long. this includes daddy long legs.
i don’t know where it comes from; i know that they don’t want to kill me and that the vast majority of them couldn’t if they tried. but they really gross the shit outta me. i mean, what kind of ungodly abomination of nature needs 8 eyes?? 8! and their fangs, ugh. sucking up liquified insides of various animals. ew ew ew.
there’s just nothing relatable about a spider. how anyone could feel any kind of affection toward or connection with a spider is completely beyond me. they are cold, soulless little creatures.
all this being said, i don’t HATE spiders. at one time in my life, i would kill any spiders that were unfortunate enough to cross my path. i didn’t understand spiders, they are ugly and so i squished them. they were mostly daddy longlegs, and so after you stepped on them there’d be that one twitching leg there… anyway, i’m past that now. i’ll scoop one up and put it outside if it’s indoors, or just let it be. i don’t feel the need to destroy what i don’t understand or appreciate (hint to conservatives.) but spiders really ick the bejeezus outta me.
but at the same time as i am disgusted by spiders, i do find them engrossing–everything about them is so gross. everything from their eyes to their teeth to their repulsive little egg sacs to their furry bodies. ugh. while in real life i’m freaked out by them, i’ve read many a scientific article and watched plenty of nature shows about them. they are tiny, emotionless death machines. (i have the same kind of love-hate feelings about sharks. damn, those things are cool.)
anyway, yeah. spiders, man. sooo gross.
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